Since I haven't been fishing for a while and have nothing to report along those lines, I thought that I would take a moment to offer something for your consideration and feedback. As a therapist, for many years I listened to people who would complain to me about "mistakes" that they had made - things that they had done (very often more than once) that in retrospect appeared to be, simply stated, pretty stupid (IMHO). So at some point I came up with a way for people to take a more realistic look at the decisions that they had made. I would explain to them them that a mistake was basically an error in judgement - that they had made a decision with the best of intentions but perhaps that they had overlooked something or decided without having enough good information. However, a stupid was a decision made with the knowledge that there was a pretty good chance that something might go wrong, or even knowing that most likely something was definitely going to get screwed up, but that they would deal with it later. Then, after explaining the difference, I would ask them if what they had done was a mistake, or a stupid. I can't even guess how many times people would smile at me and say "I guess it was a stupid, wasn't it?". So what do you guys think - is there a difference, and does it matter to know the difference?